TIPIS DO NOT REQUIRE PRECONDITIONING. The tipi has very steep sides and water will not be able to accumulate. Your tipi will shrink in the weather, but since there is not a “framework” that it has to fit, this is not a concern.

FIREPITS IN A TIPI – The tipi is made to be used with a fire in the center of it. We do caution use of a fire in any tipi under a 14′ diameter.

WINDS – The conical shape of the tipi makes for a very wind resistant structure, however, a strong gust can topple a tipi. When you have your tipi set up, you should have a length of rope left hanging from where you tie together the poles. This rope should be pulled down to the ground and staked to hold the poles down tight.

MILDEW – It is recommended that you keep the grass and weeds trimmed from around the bottom to keep the air flowing under the cover, which will deter mildew growth. See above information on mildew.



Reliable Tent and Awning warrants, to the original purchaser, its products to be free of defects of materials & workmanship. We will replace or repair the product, at our discretion, when returned to us, freight prepaid. Any returns for repair or replacement will require prior authorization & must be accompanied by a dated proof of purchase. Reliable Tent & Tipi makes no other warranty, whether expressed or implied, and shall not be liable for damages resulting from use, misuse, transportation or any other forces beyond our control. Damage caused by mildew or exposure to the elements is not covered by this warranty. Kindly refer to the Tent Care section of the price list for the care & protection of your purchase. If you are not satisfied with any standard stock item purchased from us for any reason, return it to us within 15 days in unused condition for a full refund of your purchase price, excluding shipping & handling charges,  Highly customized tents or tipis may be excluded from this offer